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November 5, 2009
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Colorado: Focus donates $115,266 to Maine gay marriage fight

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Conservative Christian group Focus on the Family donated just over $115,000 to the fight against gay marriage in Maine.

On Tuesday, voters in the state backed repealing a law allowing same-sex marriage that had passed the Legislature and signed by the governor.

Focus on the Family also was involved in the fight in Washington State over a law expanding rights for gay couples through civil unions. The Colorado Springs-based group gave $91,000 to the campaign opposing that measure, which voters approved.

Tom Minnery, senior vice president of Focus Action, the group's political arm, said it would have donated more were it not for Washington's campaign finance limits.

In Maine, Focus' total donation was $115,266.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com


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